Why Are Young Latinx Shifting Into De Facto Caregivers for Their Older Kin?
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These Latino Millennials are more likely than any other generation or ethnic minority to care for their aging relatives, and they are becoming an increasingly crucial part of the caregiving workforce, but their essential role in the well-being of their relatives does not come without certain sacrifices and struggles. There are several contributing factors leading to this shift in roles for Latino families, and in order to understand why Latino Millennials are becoming de facto caregivers, we need to understand a bit about the dynamic of Latino families as well as what these caregivers go through as they navigate their new life.

[T]he majority of U.S. Hispanic Millennials (73%) serve as caregivers, in some capacity, to their aging parents, grandparents and other family members.

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